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182.614.01 Industrial Hygiene Laboratory

Environmental Health and Engineering
2nd term
5 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
Labs will be held on alternate Fridays for 1 hour of the class period.
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Ana Rule
Course Instructor s:

College chemistry and physics


Uses laboratory and field methods and equipment to appraise occupational and environmental atmospheric conditions. Topics include grab and dynamic sampling; measurement of respirable and non-respirable particulates; particulates size analysis; fiber sampling and analysis; gas and vapor sampling and analysis by wet chemical and instrumental methods; and calibration of direct reading field survey instruments.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Calibrate air sampling pumps using primary and secondary standards
  2. Conduct air sampling for airborne particulate matter
  3. Define criteria and equipment used for size-selective particulate matter sampling
  4. Conduct air sampling for airborne gases and vapors
  5. Describe adsorptive and absorptive sampling techniques
  6. Select appropriate analytical techniques for air sample analysis
  7. Conduct air sampling using direct-reading instruments
  8. Perform a survey for airborne contaminants
  9. Write a professional report for air sample survey results
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on 7 written lab reports and a field project.
Lab reports (7) - 70%
Field project - 20%
Overall participation - 10%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required